Monday, November 11, 2013

~The Earth ~

It is hard to believe that Monday has rolled back around!  Hubs and I spent a nice three day weekend taking care of some long neglected chores around our place.  We replaced some light bulbs in the barn (the sheep are SO glad to no longer be in the dark), repaired some minor storm damage and trimmed trees!  We accomplished a great deal and it was wonderful to sink into bed each night praising God for His mercies and the ability to do such simple tasks. 
 
You see, a year ago things were not so easy.  John was suffering terribly from two deteriorating knees and I was battling what I thought was a persistent cold.  Poor John was unable to do the simplest of tasks including working with our dogs and I was barely able to get out of a chair.  And during the physical storm, I was battling a deep emotional storm.  When you are an active person, the loss of your strength really hits you hard.  The devil was delighting in the torments we both suffered, preying on our weakness. 
 
This year has been a very good one!  So it is with great joy, that I celebrate this year, one filled with good health and new knees for my dear husband.  Many people prayed for us both and I want to thank each and every one for lifting us up in their daily petitions.  I praise our Lord, who carried us through yet another storm of life.  I thank Him for giving us both healing and strength to carry on. 
 
 Doing all those menial tasks wasn't so menial after all!  They marked a milestone for us both...  a celebration of where we were and where God has taken us!  Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me and allowing me to be a part of your everything!  Isn't it wonderful to know He loved us that much? 
 
Today's stamp features Our Daily Bread Designs' The Earth and coordinating die, Circle Ornaments.  The scripture is from Psalm 24:1  "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it."  I embossed it in gold after stamping the globe image on light blue paper. 


and a photo of the die and stamp set...

 
 

And of course I used the Fancy Foliage die to create the leaves for the floral spray...


 
Thank you so much for stopping by and bless you for sharing your day!  I love reading your comments and words of encouragement.  They never fail to bless me!  {{hugs}}
 
Lori

2 comments:

Rosemary said...

Another simply stunning creation, Lori! Many, many blessings to you in the coming year!

Shoregirl said...

Oh, wow! I never would have thought of dressing up the world in such a feminine way -- I always tend to make masculine things with images like this! I LOVE it!! Beautiful job!